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TIL there are Amazon price trackers

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I should have known about these or at least Googled it earlier. Don't fall for fake "sales" and make your purchasing decisions with more complete pricing info.

Here is a Chrome extension called keepa.

And here is a web page with pricing history. CamelCamel

For example, here's the Bushnell Range Finder entry in CamelCamel:

https://camelcamelcamel.com/Bushnell-Tour-JOLT-Laser-Rangefinder/product/B01BM5KN30

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4 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

I should have known about these or at least Googled it earlier. Don't fall for fake "sales" and make your purchasing decisions with more complete pricing info.

Here is a Chrome extension called keepa.

And here is a web page with pricing history. CamelCamel

For example, here's a Bushnell Range Finder entry for in CamelCamel:

https://camelcamelcamel.com/Bushnell-Tour-JOLT-Laser-Rangefinder/product/B01BM5KN30

Great stuff Steve! Next time someone looks over my shoulder they'll think I'm looking at financial charts or stock trends.

Nope, just trying to see the best time to give Amazon all my money.

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This is an informative reddit thread on Amazon and retail pricing:

Here's CamelCamel's history for Game Golf Live:

https://camelcamelcamel.com/GAME-GOLF-Live-Tracking-System/product/B014UY7LV2

A Dell 4K monitor, holy cow, the variance is crazy $440 - $680:

https://camelcamelcamel.com/Dell-Monitor-P2715Q-27-Inch-LED-Lit/product/B00PC9HFO8

Now I'm going to see if there's a price history for any big ticket item I buy. Gonna come in handy when upgrading the living room tv.

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12 minutes ago, David in FL said:

I have no idea what this is.  Can someone translate into "old guy"...?  

You can see how Amazon varies a price for a product, so you don't get bilked. It has alerts, so you can say if GG is priced at $125, Tweet/E-mail me a link so I can buy it.

I've always known about variable pricing, I've just been going by my knowledge of the retail market to get the best deals, but nowadays, there's too much info, too many products, this is better and saves you time doing research.

There's a recent biggest price drops table. I just bought 24 cans of tuna, woohoo, for the same price I'd get at Costco, but I don't have to schlep there, one less thing to buy.

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52 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

I've seen Amazon raise prices if you get a price for an item, leave their site and come back soon after.  

Sometimes they lower them. My wife was looking at something and I told her not to get it, then she just happened to pop on looking up something else another day and it was on sale so we got it.

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1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

This is an informative reddit thread on Amazon and retail pricing:

It's been comical to watch "the kids today" learn how 'sales' and the retail market works and think that they are the first to discover it or that it's even new. :-P

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TIL is today I learned. I dunno how effective this is but I'll look up the thing I want to buy elsewhere. Walmart, Target, B&H, Best Buy, whatever. Sometimes I think that might lower the price when you come back to Amazon later. I admit sometimes I forget to price comparison shop as so many times Amazon has the best price so I just assume. 

I was looking at a monitor at B&H in the spring. It was 500 I think. Went back a couple of days later it was 550. It's like tracking a stock ticker. 

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I noticed that Amazon did this years ago, especially during xmas. People get some deals and the priming effect occurs so they keep buying thinking that amazon has good prices although amazon is gradually raising them higher than retail stores.

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